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A potentially overlooked factor in Sweden's coronavirus strategy: more than half of households consist of just 1 person

Sep 28 2020

A potentially overlooked factor in Sweden's coronavirus strategy: more than half of households consist of just 1 personCrowded homes matter to coronavirus transmission, since they give the virus more opportunities to spread.


Democratic Candidates, Causes Rake in $300 Million in Small Dollar Donations after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death

Sep 28 2020

Democratic Candidates, Causes Rake in $300 Million in Small Dollar Donations after Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s DeathDemocratic candidates and causes have been flooded with small contributions totaling more than $300 million since Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on September 18, according to ActBlue.Liberal donors had already smashed the previous record for most dollars raised in a single day, dollars raised in one hour, and dollars raised in one day on ActBlue, a nonprofit online platform designed to help Democratic candidates and progressive nonprofits raise money, in the immediate wake of the 87-year-old justice’s death. Donors gave $6.3 million in just one hour on September 18 and $70.6 million on September 19, the platform said. The previous daily record was nearly $42 million, while the previous hourly record was a little more than $4 million.Additionally, Swing Left, a Democratic group focused on flipping control of the U.S. Senate to Democrats and shaping state legislative contests, directed $2 million in new donations to U.S. Senate races and more than $1 million to state legislative contests in the six days following Ginsburg’s death. Most of those funds went toward efforts to flip seats in Arizona, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas and Iowa, CNN reported, though some money is being spent on helping Democratic challengers in historically red states including South Carolina, Alaska and Kansas.The group’s co-executive director Catherine Vaughan said that while donations generally spike closer to Election Day, Ginsburg’s death “caused everyone to jolt to attention and really get involved.”GiveGreen, a liberal fundraising effort of the LCV’s Victory Fund, also said it had collected more than four times the amount it raised during the 2016 election, raking in $37 million as of Monday morning.Roughly $18 million of GiveGreen’s donations will go towards helping Democratic nominee Joe Biden's presidential campaign, while more than $12 million will be used on House and Senate campaigns. The spike in donations come as Democrats are energized by their outrage over Republicans' decision to move forward with confirming a replacement for Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court ahead of election day on November 3. President Trump on Saturday nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy.Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) has said hearings to confirm Barrett will begin on October 12 and he hopes the nomination will be out of the committee by October 26.


Texas sheriff arrested in investigation of Black man’s death during ‘Live PD’ filming

Sep 28 2020

Texas sheriff arrested in investigation of Black man’s death during ‘Live PD’ filmingThe sheriff was arrested amid an investigation into the death of Javier Ambler, a Black man who died in police custody.


2020 election: These signs will tell you who is winning the presidential debate

Sep 28 2020

2020 election: These signs will tell you who is winning the presidential debateDebate experts weigh in on how to tell who is winning


Major U.S. hospital chain reportedly hit with '1 of the largest medical cyberattacks' in history

Sep 28 2020

Major U.S. hospital chain reportedly hit with '1 of the largest medical cyberattacks' in historyUniversal Health Services' computer network will reportedly remain out of order for days after a massive ransomware attack.Computer systems at the hospital network's 400-plus locations reportedly began failing over the weekend, forcing some workers to begin taking records by hand and even hand-labeling medications, nurses tell NBC News. Computers may remain out of service for days as the chain deals with what might be "one of the largest medical cyberattacks in United States history," NBC News reports.Attacks starting early Sunday morning locked computers and phones at several UHS facilities, including those in California and Florida, people with direct knowledge of the incident tell TechCrunch. Mysterious messages referencing a "shadow universe," which reflects messaging from the Russian cybercrime group Ryuk, then began filling the screens, one person said. "Everyone was told to turn off all the computers and not to turn them on again. We were told it will be days before the computers are up again," the person said.UHS said Monday its network was down due to an "IT security issue." The issue did not jeopardize patient care, and "no patient or employee data appears to have been accessed, copied, or otherwise compromised," the statement continued. An executive who manages cybersecurity at another major U.S. hospital system affirmed to TechCrunch patients' data was "likely safe."More stories from theweek.com Trump literally can't afford to lose the election The bigger truth revealed by Trump's taxes Trump avoids tax return questions as he brings yet another truck to the White House